Girivihar International Bouldering CompetitionFri, 04/02/2011 - 16:39 — Petzl News
From January 23 to 25 the city of Mumbay hosted the 8th edition of Girivihar International Bouldering Competition. Gathering over a hundred competitors the unique bouldering competition of India moved a step higher. Petzl and our Indian distributor (Allied Safety) support this event, and regularily sends team members to participate : this year Philipe Ribiére represented the team. Report from Vaibhav Mehta chief route setter on the event.
Pangaea: young explorers involved in the environmental movementTue, 01/02/2011 - 18:11 — Petzl News
Since autumn 2008, we have shared with you the unique experiences of groups of young explorers on their expeditions with Mike Horn. To date, seven expeditions have been undertaken to the four corners of the globe (Antarctica, New Zealand Malaysia, India, Himalaya, China and Russia) and five more are planned by July 2012.
The objective of these expeditions is to teach young explorers about their natural environment and encourage them to find solutions that will, tomorrow, improve life on Earth.
GRIGRI 2, the new Petzl belay device with assisted brakingMon, 24/01/2011 - 17:25 — Petzl News
Behind every great send, there's a great belayer.
The GRIGRI 2 helps the belayer work in unison with the climber.
Pangaea: The Adventure continuesTue, 11/01/2011 - 15:27 — Petzl News
The Pangaea expedition to the Kamchatka region of Russia has ended. Despite some sketchy weather, the young explorers managed to take full advantage of their expedition's final days. The team shared some unforgettable moments with a group of dogsledders and their dogs, climbed a volcano and enjoyed soaking in the hot springs in Petropavlovsk, the capital of Kamchatka.
Mountain rescue : know-how sharing at IKAR CISAMon, 10/01/2011 - 16:29 — Petzl News
The 62nd meeting was held in the Tatras mountains last fall gathering the mountain rescue corporations from all the Europeean countries, USA and Japan. The goal of the meeting is to share and discuss techniques, equiment and experiences in order to improve efficiency and safety during rescue operations in the mountains.
During the meeting two days of field training were proposed with simulation of rescue situations :
ice climbing season 2010 - 2011 event programThu, 06/01/2011 - 11:36 — Petzl News
With cold weather finally settled over Europe and the north Hemisphere, ice conditions are here... Throughout the winter numerous events, meetings and competitions are organized.
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